Ryan Shaver: Do you wanna know why Hannah wrote these poems? She was reaching out. She was desperate to be heard, to connect. And people took that lifeline and they twisted it. They took her own story away from her. And she fought to get it back. But in the end, the story they told was so loud that it’s all that she could hear… and she started to believe it and forgot who she was. It’s easy to let that happen, to lose yourself. To believe that no one could ever know you, or love you. And that you’re the only person that knows what you’re going through. And you convince yourself it’s going to get better. And then, it doesn’t.

From 13 Reasons Why – Season 2 Episode 5: ‘The Chalk Machine’ (2×05) | Produced by Netflix